Video: Obama gives $38 billion to Israel as Americans struggle

On Wednesday I spoke with Jaisal Noor of The Real News about the Obama administration signing a $38 billion military aid pact with Israel. It is the largest military aid package for any country in US history.

I was joined by Phyllis Bennis, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, who noted that the aid deal has nothing to do with Israel’s security needs, as government officials say, but rather enables Israel’s ongoing theft of Palestinian land and prolongs military occupation.

And as I wrote in an article earlier this week, Obama’s bloated giveaway prioritizes arming Israel above meeting the basic needs of millions of poor and working Americans who are struggling to feed their families.

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Rania Khalek is an independent journalist reporting on the underclass and marginalized.